murrieta: The Southwest California Legislative Council monitors Sacramento - 05/21/13 09:33 AM

Maybe you've heard about the new bill proposed in Sacramento that would prevent you from checking the criminal record of a job applicant, or the one that would allow a fired employee to come back into your business to go through their personnel file. How about the one that would let unemployed people collect unemployment while not looking for work. The best way to find out about these and other legislative issues that will impact your business is to follow the Southwest California Legislative Council. The SWCLC currently represents over 2,500 local business members providing jobs for more than 25,000 … (0 comments)

murrieta: Murrieta's Golden Triangle Moves Forward - 05/21/13 09:16 AM
On April 11th Andy Domenigoni and Kelly Buffa of Domenigoni-Barton Properties, LLC, proudly introduced The Triangle, billed as the most exciting mixed-use property in Southwest California. Located at the confluence of the I-15 - I-215, The Triangle offers one of the highest visibility locations in the region seen by thousands of residents, commuters and visitors every day.
The Triangle comprises approximately 64.3 acres and will play host to approximately 1.7 million square feet of mixed uses for the region. As envisioned by the developer, The Triangle will combine a vibrant blend of shops, restaurants, entertainment, hospitality and office space - … (1 comments)

murrieta: A 9 year fraud battle has a happy ending. - 03/26/13 05:27 PM
Any of you who remember when I first started activeraining, I wrote a lot about fraud. Real estate fraud had only just come to our region in a big way and Realtors® were trying to grapple with this new issue. Problem was, nobody else thought it was an issue. Banks didn't care, law enforcement wasn't interested, our DA, the Dept. of Real Estate, FBI - you name it, nobody cared.
So over the years I've written a lot about the Stonewood Case - a house kiting scheme with some investment undertones. By the time the law finally got on the case, … (3 comments)

murrieta: The Southwest California Legislative Council & Your Business - 04/05/12 07:56 AM
 
The Southwest California Legislative Council Enters Its Seventh Year of Advocacy
 
Are you familiar with what your Southwest California Legislative Council does on behalf of Valley businesses?
 
The Southwest California Legislative Council is a coalition of the Temecula Valley, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore and Wildomar Chambers of Commerce. The mission of the SWCLC is to provide a basis for the four chambers to act on local, state and federal government issues to secure a favorable and profitable business climate for the region. That means as a member of the Temecula Valley Chamber of Commerce, you are partnered with other … (0 comments)

murrieta: Murrieta Pool home-a-Day - 2,575 SqFt, 4/3, built-in BBQ, $315,000 - 10/27/11 04:47 PM
Hi. Dane Wunderlich here - the good looking one of the team. I've recently started filming a little promo called A Home A Day. Even got the website AHomeADay.com to go with it. So if you're looking for a particular style of home in Southwest California, come along with me for a few minutes while I take you on a walking tour of some of the best our Valley has to offer. From the Southern California Wine Country to the equestrian estates of La Cresta, from a great buy on a condo in Murrieta to a 3 bedroom Temecula pool home, you'll … (4 comments)

murrieta: Temecula, Murrieta among nations safest cities. - 10/24/11 08:12 PM
Finally there's a national statistic that shows parts of California in a positive light - and two of my cities are at the top of the heap. Business Insider.com recently released their analysis of FBI statistics for 2010 showing the 13 safest cities in America along with the 25 most dangerous. California scored 6 out of the 13 safest and just 3 of the 25 most dangerous.
According to FBI stats,  violent crime, including murder, forcible rape, robbery and aggravated assault, is down across the country by 5.5%. That's pretty good considering the economic situation. You might imagine just the opposite … (4 comments)

murrieta: Crow with West Nile Virus found in Wildomar CA - 08/18/11 05:55 PM
A dead crow with West Nile Virus was found in Wildomar. Crows cover a lot of ground in their daily travels and may have played host to dozens of mosquitoes during their travels. Here's the caution from the County of Riverside about how to reduce your chances of contracting the disease.
West nile View more documents from Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. … (1 comments)

murrieta: Southwest Healthcare Expands Facilities & Services to Southwest California Region - 05/26/11 11:56 PM
In a major step forward for our hospitals and our community, Universal Health Services recently announced the opening of  greatly expanded Southwest Healthcare facilities at both Rancho Springs Medical Center in Murrieta and Inland Valley Medical Center in Wildomar. Long-time readers may recall my rants from early last year wherein the hospitals appeared to be locked in a life-or-death (for residents of our community) struggle to open new emergency rooms and other much needed facilities that had been built, outfitted and staffed for over a year. 
I'm not going to dredge up all that unpleasant history at this point other than … (2 comments)

murrieta: Southwest California Realtor Report for April, 2011 - 05/20/11 01:25 PM
The following report provides a brief overview of current legislation and its potential to impact our struggling housing market. You'll also find a series of charts and graphs showing single family home unit sales for the communities of Temecula, Murrieta, Lake Elsinore, Menifee, Wildomar and Canyon Lake along with median prices. This month there's also a chart with current pre-foreclosure activity and the number of bank-owned homes in the area.
By clicking on the title above the chart you can access a larger page size of the report and while you're at Slideshare, you can also check out more extensive reports … (0 comments)

murrieta: 1st Quarter Housing Update for Southwest California - 04/19/11 06:36 PM
March Realtor Report
This report has all the information you need to sound like you know the market in Southwest California. You'll find the latest monthly and quarterly unit sales for our 6 city area, median price trends, peak-to-trough revenue numbers, demand charts, foreclosure data and market demographics.
This months report also includes information on President Obama's proposal to eliminate 60% of our secondary financing market by doing away with Fannie Mae & Freddie Mac. The hearing process has just begun in DC so it will be months, if not years before anything is decided. Hopefully by then we will have … (0 comments)

murrieta: Realtor Report for Southwest California / 1/11 - 03/01/11 07:05 PM
Here's all you need to know about the housing market in Southwest California. Sales volume, median price, foreclosure activity and housing trends along with commentary on current events. Feel free to download these slides and use them in your sales presentation. If your customers think prices are shooting upward again, show them 2 years worth of stability but no real improvement. In fact with unit sales trending the way they are, they'll be lucky to see 2 realtor report View more documents from Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors next month for as much as they can this month.
 
 
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murrieta: Murrieta General Plan Draft Awaits Your Review - 02/11/11 06:52 PM
The City of Murrieta has been working on its General Plan for the past 12 months or so. The DRAFT GENERAL PLAN 2035 AND ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT REPORT are now available to download from the project website (www.murrietaplan.info), by following this link http://www.murrietaplan.info/documents.asp  or to pick up on CD at the City of Murrieta, Community Development Department.
Copies of the Public Review Draft General Plan 2035, Public Review Draft General Plan 2035 Environmental Impact Report, and Technical Appendices are available for review at:
City of Murrieta Community Development Department 1 Town Square Murrieta, California  92562
and
Murrieta Public Library 8 Town Square … (0 comments)

murrieta: 2010 Recap Realtor Report for Southwest California - 02/04/11 12:07 AM
If you click on that little blue 'Realtor Report' just above the chart you'll get transported to a slightly larger print version of the info. It's much easier for tired old eyes to read. You're welcome. There is a lot of information here, much of it good for our region.
Home sales down across the state and the country? Not Here.
Prices edging toward a double dip according to Case/Shiller? Not here.
Freezing weather, ice storms, snow and blizzards? Not here.
High taxes, no jobs and a government on the edge of collapse? Well, yeah, that's here … (3 comments)

murrieta: Gorgeous Pool Home - Standard Sale! - 12/28/10 06:21 PM
Standard Sale! WOW!
Don't miss this beautifully upgraded pool home with spectacular views in the great Alta Murrieta area. From the moment you pull up you will be impressed, with not only the wonderful cul-de-sac location but also with the perfectly manicured & mature landscaping. 
Once you enter the home you are greeted w/ a large living/dining room w/ tall ceilings. A full bed and bath downstairs for guests w/ highly upgraded bathroom featuring Saltillo tile and a custom sink. The family room has a fireplace & upgraded mantle. 
The chefs dream kitchen has a large Viking range, tons of … (3 comments)

murrieta: Yes Elizabeth - Santa Claus does exist. - 12/24/10 07:05 PM
I love this season. I love that it seems to bring people together, instills a sense of peace, of anticipation for a better new year. I love that my family is all together and thankful that we're all still here once again.

Long time readers may remember another reason I love the season - I get to play Santa. Every year for the past 20 years our city, Murrieta CA, goes around and paints stars on streets throughout the city. Then for a week or so before Christmas, Santa goes around in a sleigh and meets all the boys … (4 comments)

murrieta: Southwest California Voter Guide - 10/29/10 05:31 PM

 
 
 
 
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murrieta: Murrieta Prop's C, D & E. VOTE NO! - 09/29/10 01:24 PM
If you live in Murrieta, in addition to a slate of candidates for City Council you will find 3 ballot measures on your card - Propositions C, D & E. As always, I encourage you to get all the facts and make up your own mind - but if you'd like a little help deciding what to do on these three - VOTE NO!
Measure C is a term limit proposal that would limit council members to two consecutive terms, then they'd have to take 2 years off before being eligible to run again. It's a solution in search of a … (0 comments)

murrieta: City Manager Panel welcomes us to our new Realtor home. - 09/14/10 08:43 PM
Yesterday our Association held our inaugural event in our brand new home. We closed escrow back in March and have been doing the TI's  since then  and completed our move just last week. There's still a couple areas under construction and we'll bring you more photos when we're all done.
But timing presented a terrific opportunity for our association to acquire a new facility, to own our own home free and clear and have a great place for our members to meet, to learn and to shop. As I tell folks, it's always a good market for somebody and in this … (1 comments)

murrieta: The Santa Rosa Plateau Fire - 9/1/10. - 09/02/10 03:12 PM
Driving home yesterday afternoon I spotted a plume of smoke boiling out of the hills above Murrieta. It's that season and when it's in your back yard it's always scary. 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
A few months back there was a fire on the hill directly across from my home. Two weeks ago a fire burned up the hillside at the end of the street from my home. The fire yesterday was a few miles away but still awesomely visible from my backyard. 

Yesterdays fire … (3 comments)

murrieta: July Housing Report for Southwest California. Making sense of the nonsensical. - 08/22/10 02:46 PM
How's your market? So far we've avoided the 'plunges & plummets' that seem to have afflicted the rest of the country. But I question if it really has impacted everybody - or just a few markets that tend to make the headlines. Hope your market is doing better than the headlines. 8 city rept View more documents from Southwest Riverside County Association of Realtors. … (0 comments)